Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan 2011 Video, On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of 8.9. magnitude struck off the coast of Japan, the strongest ever recorded in the country. The quake shook a devastating tsunami that swept the cities and agricultural fields in northern Iraq and warnings went as far to the west coast of the United States and South America.
Fragmentary reports indicate that early toll hundreds of people have been killed. Japanese police officials said 200 to 300 bodies were found in Sendai, a port city in northeast China and the city closest to the epicenter principal.
Walls of water transferred to houses and cars in northern Japan, where panicked residents fled the coast. The trains were shut down in central and northern Japan, including Tokyo, and air transport was severely disrupted. A ship carrying more than 100 people was swept away by the tsunami, reported Kyodo News.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the disaster caused major damage to large areas. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 8.9 and occurred about 230 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, at a depth review of about 17 miles. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake had a magnitude of 8.8, which they do among the largest in a century.
The quake occurred at 2:46 pm, Tokyo time and crumbs of Honshu, Japan's most populated island.
The earthquake was so powerful that buildings in downtown Tokyo, designed to withstand major earthquakes, swayed.
Warning from people at Pasific
Officials from throughout the Pacific, warned coastal residents to prepare for a possible tsunami, but initial reports were of little or no damage in the first places that the wave hit. relatively small tsunami waves were recorded in Halmahera, Indonesia, but little damage. Russia, China and Indonesia canceled its warning after a few hours.
Tsunami waves headed for the West Coast of the United States after the creation of only a modest increase in the size of the waves in Hawaii. coastal evacuations have been issued along the West Coast from central California to Alaska. A tsunami warning people in lower regions leads to move inland to higher ground. But experts do not expect floods.